Minor League Roundup - 8/3
Edinson Volquez struck out nine in six innings
Edinson Volquez struck out nine in six innings
LoneStarDugout.com
Posted Aug 4, 2007


Oklahoma starter Edinson Volquez struck out nine while issuing only two walks on Friday night in Fresno. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 7 – (@) Fresno 3
W – Volquez (4-0)
SV – Feldman (1)
HR – Diaz (8)
56-55, 4.0 GB


Edinson Volquez had arguably his best Triple-A start of the season, as he allowed only one run on two hits in six innings. He also walked just two and struck out nine.

DH Victor Diaz belted his eighth home run in the contest. He also singled and walked.

First baseman Nate Gold and right fielder Kevin Mahar each singled and doubled while Freddy Guzman and Dave Matranga added a pair of base hits.

Reliever Francisco Cruceta tossed a hitless inning, fanning one.

Player of the game: RHP Edinson Volquez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 2 1 1 2 9 0 2.63


AA: Frisco 0 – (@) San Antonio 5
L – Mendoza (12-2)
22-18, 1.0 GB


Luis Mendoza didn’t get much run support, but he pitched well. The right-hander went five innings, giving up two runs – one earned – on five hits. He walked one and fanned five.

Second baseman German Duran raised his average to .316 with three singles in four at-bats.

Steve Murphy had two singles and a walk while John Mayberry doubled.

DH Taylor Teagarden was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts and third baseman Chris Davis was 0-for-4 with a pair of K’s.

Player of the game: RHP Luis Mendoza
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 5 2 1 1 5 1 3.86


A+: Bakersfield 1 – San Jose 5
L – Diaz (4-3)
17-25, 10.0 GB


DH Max Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a double, Bakersfield’s lone extra base hit of the game. The backstop is hitting .393 in seven games with the Blaze.

Newly acquired shortstop Elvis Andrus was 1-for-3 with a walk and a pair of stolen bases.

Relief pitchers Jared Hyatt and Josh Giles each hurled an inning of hitless ball, striking out one.

Player of the game: DH Max Ramirez
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 0 2 1 0 1 0 2 .393


A: Clinton 6 – Cedar Rapids 5
W – Jones (1-0)
SV – Dennis (5)
19-21, 5.5 GB


Red-hot Chad Tracy got his second consecutive three-hit game, as he was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles on Friday.

Second baseman Jose Vallejo raised his average to .270 with a double and a triple in four trips.

Starter Broc Coffman allowed three runs (two earned) in 3 1/3 innings before leaving the game with an unspecified injury.

Beau Jones, who will soon join the L-Kings starting rotation, posted two scoreless innings to earn the victory in his first game with the Rangers organization. He gave up two hits, walked one, and struck out one.

Player of the game: LF-1B Chad Tracy
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 .258


SSA: Spokane 2 – Salem-Keizer 10
L – Tatusko (2-4)
19-24, 1.5 GB


Ryan Tatusko was hammered for six runs – four earned – in four innings of work.

However, lefty Michael Kirkman was solid in relief, as he tossed three scoreless, walkless innings. He gave up two hits and struck out two.

Leadoff hitter Matt Lawson went 1-for-3 with a double while CF Victor Barrios (1/3, BB) and SS Davis Stoneburner (1/2, BB) both reached base twice.

Player of the game: LHP Michael Kirkman
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 7.00


RK: AZL Rangers 9 – AZL Mariners 4
W – Hoben (2-1)
HR – Kaase (1)
2-3, 2.5 GB


Starting pitcher Wilmer Font gave up one run on one hit in 3 1/3 innings, walking two and striking out six. Font struck out five of the first six batters he faced.

Shortstop Jacob Kaase, who had been 6-for-63 to begin his professional career, went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run.

Left fielder Miguel Alfonzo was 2-for-3 with a double.

Dan Hoben (1.1 IP), Kennil Gomez (1 IP) and Luis Indriago (1 IP) closed it out with hitless relief.

Player of the game: SS Jake Kaase
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 .119


DSL: San Pedro Rangers 1 – San Pedro Astros 0
W – De Los Santos (4-2)
SV – Mendoza (1)


Ovispo De Los Santos broke out of a mini-slump by holding the DSL Astros to one hit in five innings of work. He walked one and struck out three.

2B Alejandro Selen had the team’s only extra base hit, going 1-for-3 with a double.

Kelvin De Leon and Anyenil Mendoza each tossed two innings to finish the shutout.

Player of the game: RHP Ovispo De Los Santos
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 1.87




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